Subject: Re: Multia boot
To: Brandon D. Valentine <>
From: Dave Huang <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 11/12/2000 18:41:54
On Sun, 12 Nov 2000, Brandon D. Valentine wrote:
> On Sun, 12 Nov 2000, Wilko Bulte wrote:
> >Multia SRM unfortunately does not know to boot IDE drives :-(
> Hey Wilko,
> I know nothing about the NetBSD/alpha bootloader.  I know under
> FreeBSD/i386 I can interrupt the bootloader and tell it to boot off of

It has nothing to do with the NetBSD bootloader... the Multia firmware
itself doesn't know how to boot anything off an IDE drive. It's like
trying to boot a PC off of a USB drive--can't be done. (Well, maybe it
can be done in some machines, I dunno :) But likewise, newer Alphas do
know how to boot off of IDE).
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